Intervening to Reduce Suicide Risk in Veterans with Substance Use Disorders
Technical Report,30 Dec 2017,29 Dec 2018
University of Michigan Ann Arbor United States
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Reducing suicide risk among active duty soldiers and Veterans is a national priority. Because substance use disorders SUDs are key risk factors for both fatal and non-fatal suicidal behaviors, SUD treatment program staff are in frequent contact with high-risk individuals. However, no data exist on the efficacy of suicide-specific interventions conducted in SUD Treatment. The proposed research study addresses this gap by testing the efficacy of a targeted intervention designed to reduce suicide risk in Veterans treated for SUDs. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT intervention compared to a Supportive Psycho-education Control SPC condition on subsequent suicidal thoughts and behaviors in Veterans with SUDs. During this research period, project staff have completed participant recruitment and enrollment as well as delivery of the intervention. Participant follow-ups and data analyses are ongoing.
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